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Need to speed up my computer. it boots up very slowly

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  • baldwinsr Aug 07, 2008

    I downloaded hijackthis and did a scan and I dont know what is spyware and with all that programs checked I didnt know what to fix. I was told if I fixed all checked it cause my system to not perform correctly. Did you know this

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To many programs may be starting on bootup. I am asumming you not formiluar with the registry so try this program. hijackthis (one word) it's a free program, just download it from the web. after installing and runing it, check all program except your antivius and spyware programs. this program finds all software that starts when you turn on your pc. then hit fix checked. the program will stop al those programs from starting automatically. If you dodnt want to do this yourself. go to
coastal-connection.com and I can remote into your pc and do it for you

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